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As a class, come up with a list of social groups (ways of dividing people common in dominant Canadian culture). E.g. gender, age, race, ability, indigeneity (whether they are descended from the original inhabitants of the land [First Nations, Inuit, Metis in Canada], or one of the following: a descendent of colonizers, a descendent of people brought here by colonizers [slaves], a new immigrant).
Suggest one or two groups and then write down students suggestions, making corrections, additions, etc. as necessary. See suggested list below.
Draw an intersection on a chalkboard, smartboard, etc. Write a social identity on each road to illustrate how people at the intersection experience more than one type of oppression. It can be helpful to give examples. See PowerPoint slides for examples as well as information on intersectionality, Kimberlé Crenshaw, two-spiritedness, and Albert McLeod.